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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Cover Art for "Deathly Hallows" Paperback

Posted by: sue
September 29, 2008, 10:33 PM

Earlier this month we told you that the US paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would be published by Scholastic on July 7, 2009. A high res photo of the cover for the book is available here in our image galleries, with the cover the same as the hardback edition of book seven, but nowContinued...

HBP Film

More Scans from HBP Calendars

Posted by: sue
September 29, 2008, 10:32 PM

More scans have surfaced tonight, these from the US 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince wall calendar. Most we have seen in one form or another previously, but of note is a new photo montage of Ron as Gryffindor Keeper, with the words “You can Score, Gryffindor” and Cormac McLaggen and team standingContinued...

Watson

Emma Watson Attends Paris Fashion Week

Posted by: sue
September 29, 2008, 10:25 PM

As noted last week on her official website, actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) is in Paris, France for the Spring/Summer fashion week. Today she attended the Christian Dior showing, and you can see new photos of Emma at this event here in our image galleries.

Books

Support Harry: Read Banned Books

Posted by: Melissa
September 29, 2008, 05:50 PM

It’s Banned Books Week, a special time for us at Leaky as Harry Potter fans, as for most of the last decade Harry has been among the most challenged books published. It remains one of the most opposed stories in history, and shares company with Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Maya Angelou’s I Know WhyContinued...

Grint Interviews

MTV Feature on Rupert Grint in "Cherrybomb"

Posted by: sue
September 29, 2008, 04:35 PM

MTV has a new article online, featuring new photos and a new interview with actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) regarding “Cherrybomb.” In the piece, Rupert discusses taking on the role in the film he just wrapped, saying of the part ”... I’m playing such a cool, different character thatContinued...

HBP Film

Even More Glimpses of "Half-Blood Prince" Calendars

Posted by: sue
September 27, 2008, 04:03 PM

Andrews McMeel, publishers of the US editons of the Harry Potter calendars, have now updated their website with new photos from the 2009 “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” items. As seen starting here in our image galleries, you can see the covers of a few, as well as a new photoContinued...

Radcliffe

Dan Radcliffe a "Breakout" in "Equus," More Reviews of Opening Night Performance

Posted by: Edward
September 27, 2008, 03:23 AM

Last night, actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) opened the revival production of the play “Equus” at the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway. More reviews are now online of that opening night performance in New York City. MTV hasContinued...

Movies

ABC Family Buys Rights for "Half-Blood Prince," OotP

Posted by: sue
September 26, 2008, 12:26 PM

Cable channel ABC Family will continue their tradition of broadcasting the Harry Potter films as they have now secured the cable rights to movies five and six. Variety reports that ABC Family now “has cable rights to “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” 10 months in advanceContinued...

Harry, A History

Harry, A History: JKR on Veil Murmurs and More

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2008, 02:11 AM

Hey all: As mentioned here before, my forthcoming book, Harry, A History, features a foreword by and interview with J.K. Rowling. A large portion of our lengthy interview did not make it into the book, so I’m posting interview outtakes and info on the book’s site regularly. The latest postContinued...

Radcliffe

"Equus" News RoundUp: Broadway Debut Tonight

Posted by: Edward
September 26, 2008, 01:52 AM

As readers will remember, actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) will be stepping onto the Broadway stage this evening with his Harry Potter co-star Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) for the formal opening of the play “Equus.” Preview performances of the Peter Shaffer play began earlier this monthContinued...

Education

Battling Voldemort, 101

Posted by: sue
September 26, 2008, 12:48 AM

In the past, we've told you about the rise in popularity of collegiate level course on the Harry Potter Series. Tonight, MTV has a new piece online, focusing on the classes being taught at Swarthmore College. In particular, one class "Battling Against Voldemort" is proving so popular, the article note that "a lottery determinesContinued...

Leaky

September Issue of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Edward
September 25, 2008, 11:02 PM

Prepare yourselves, ladies and gentlemen, for “all the news you won’t find anywhere else” is now available at your fingertips in the September issue of “The Quibbler.” The fourth issue of our magazine has just hit the newsstands, containing the latest exclusive coverage from theContinued...

Wizard Rocking the Vote Online!

Posted by: Melissa
September 25, 2008, 09:21 PM

Wizard Rock the Vote, the summerlong campaign in which volunteers helped get Potter fans registered to vote throughout the U.S., is now online. Sponsored by the HP Alliance, you can visit this page to get all the information you need to register before this fall’s elections. When you visit, scroll down andContinued...

DH Film

Miriam Margolyes to Return as Professor Sprout for "Deathly Hallows"

DH Film
Posted by: sue
September 25, 2008, 08:04 PM

Great news Hufflepuff fans! Actress Miriam Margolyes has confirmed in a new interview that she will reprise her role as Head of Hufflepuff House and Herbology Professor Pomona Sprout for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films. Mandrakes Ahoy! :)

PotterCast

PotterCast 166: Terminus Part Two

Posted by: Edward
September 25, 2008, 04:21 AM


The second part of our live PotterCast from Terminus is now online for your listening pleasure! Episode 166 of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast contains the rest of our live show from the Harry Potter conference that took place last month in Chicago, Illinois. Continuing where we left off from last week, ourContinued...

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